Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 3, 2012 9:41AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 3, 2012 9:31AM ET
It's pretty fantastic, this picture from the Kennedy Center Honors Gala dinner at the State Department last night: Meryl and Hillary are an itsy-teeny bit just like us!
Dec 3, 2012 8:48AM ET
David Oliver Relin, who co-authored the controversial Three Cups of Tea with Greg Mortensen, killed himself in a suicide last month, police say.
Dec 3, 2012 6:42AM ET
Just two days after an NFL player with a history of head injuries committed a murder-suicide, a new study was released connecting even more former athletes to a degenerative brain disease that often leads to depression and suicide.
Dec 2, 2012 11:01AM ET
Frank James MacArthur, a local Baltimore blogger, streamed parts of his five hour standoff with police, including his conversation with the police negotiator, who came with a court-ordered warrant for his arrest.
Dec 1, 2012 12:06PM ET
Details are slowly emerging about an unsettling incident involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, his girlfriend and a morning full of violence.
Nov 30, 2012 5:38PM ET
A sign of good times? The Wall Street Journal reports that 90 percent of 105 companies surveyed by the firm Battalia Winston will throw parties this holiday season.
Nov 30, 2012 4:43PM ET
What does age mean when the contraints of being old are evolving every day? It means it's getting better all the time.
Nov 30, 2012 4:25PM ET
Advocates are rallying around a Montana man facing a lifetime behind bars for cultivating what he emotionally insists was legal pot.
Nov 30, 2012 3:21PM ET
Katniss, Legolas, and the whole archery craze just got a lot less cool with the news out of Wyoming's Casper College, where someone went on a rampage with a bow and arrow and killed three people.
Nov 30, 2012 1:22PM ET
The Arizona winner of the Powerball jackpot is yet to be identified, but security camera footage may have captured him on the other side of the country — and captured the exact moment that he discovered he was millionaire.
Nov 30, 2012 12:44PM ET
Did you hear about crazy Harvard, approving that crazy new BDSM sex club? Actually, they're hardly the first Ivy League school to recognize an organization for kinky students.
Nov 30, 2012 12:35PM ET
After Bradley Manning's very serious appearance on the stand during his pretrial hearing yesterday, the man facing charges for the Wikileaks security breach has in his testimony today unleashed a truth of Iraq that America may never unlearn.
Nov 30, 2012 12:07PM ET
Everyone who knows them says the first winners are pretty awesome people, and we now know that least one of their mothers is almost absurdly adorable.
Nov 30, 2012 11:49AM ET
The Senate added an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that bars the military from using any funds to transfer suspected terrorists to jails on American soil, and the president remains stuck in a bind.
Nov 30, 2012 9:28AM ET
Nov 30, 2012 12:28AM ET
The classic bubble gum brand Bazooka Joe is getting its first major facelift... ever. But with the new packaging and color schemes, the gum is losing one of its most distinctive aspects -- the comics.
Nov 29, 2012 5:18PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Nov 29, 2012 4:25PM ET
Bradley Manning took the stand today in his pretrial hearing to discuss his confinement in both Kuwait and Quantico, Virginia — and the conditions were even more disturbing than we thought.
Nov 29, 2012 2:46PM ET
In his Salon piece, "I was a male spinster," Tim Gihring speaks to a feeling common to men and women of a certain age who haven't yet seen fit to do the proposal-and-ring thing in the time expected of them.
Nov 29, 2012 2:31PM ET
After building us up and letting us down easy about that alleged discovery "for the history books" from Curiosity, NASA has announced the next best thing in space right now: we found water ice on Mercury. And a lot of it.
Nov 29, 2012 2:04PM ET
Choosing a vacation based on your current mood just got a lot easier, thanks to this new map from The Washington Post's Max Fisher.
Nov 29, 2012 12:58PM ET
Parents are paying tutors to do their precious offspring's work for them! Clearly, this is against the rules. But it's happening anyway.
Nov 29, 2012 12:19PM ET
What to buy for someone who already has everything no decent person would ever want? How about George Zimmerman's autograph?
Nov 29, 2012 12:00PM ET
The former president has been in Houston's Methodist Hospital for the past seven days with a concerning case of bronchitis.
Nov 29, 2012 11:13AM ET
When it comes to manufacturing, China is the new America, meaning America might be the new China?
Nov 29, 2012 9:44AM ET
Nov 29, 2012 9:32AM ET
It was hard not to be just skeptical Thursday morning, when his longtime friend released Petraeus's beautifully handwritten letter of contrition and gave a few news outlets an interview about it.
Nov 29, 2012 8:40AM ET
Before everyone got up for work this morning, Lindsay Lohan went to jail. The Liz & Dick star was arrested for allegedly punching a woman in the face at a night club.
Nov 29, 2012 5:40AM ET
Lottery officials say that two tickets had the winning combination in last night's record-busting Powerball drawing—one in Arizona and one in Missouri—halving the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.